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Oxford River Cruise with Afternoon Tea 2023

Take a cruise down the Thames in Oxford and have a wonderful river experience while enjoying typical afternoon tea!

from: €57
1.5 hours
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About Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise

Explore one of England’s most famous cities by going on a lovely afternoon tea cruise along the Thames River. Indulge in the typical English tradition of afternoon tea with abundant opportunities to spot wildlife during your sightseeing river cruise.


Oxford Afternoon Tea River Cruise

There is no better way to enjoy the stunning scenery of Oxford and a traditional spot of English afternoon tea than on a calm and picturesque river cruise. See Oxford’s sandstone college buildings and pastoral greens. Get a glimpse of quintessential England and genuinely enjoy the afternoon tea on your cruise down the Thames river.

Cruise the tranquil water meadows, observe the fascinating buildings combined with countryside nature and enjoy getting to know the city of Oxford from a different perspective. Get to know the river life of Oxford on this splendid boat trip on the Thames River.

Pass along the university’s regatta course and observe the college boat house. You’ll also arrive at Iffley Lock, where the Oxford boating culture is most prominent. While you enjoy your tea, you’ll see Rose Island, a favorite spot of Lewis Carroll.

  • One and a half hour Oxford sightseeing cruise on the river Thames
  • Traditional afternoon tea
  • Selection of finger sandwiches
  • Homemade scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream
  • A selection of cakes, tarts, and petit fours
  • 10% discount at the renowned riverside restaurant “The Folly”
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  • Additional food and beverages (available at the departure point before the cruise departs)
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Meeting Point

The meeting point of the Oxford River Cruise is at The Folly restaurant. Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour starting time and have your smartphone ticket ready.

Experience typical English Tradition

Indulge your senses by booking this Oxford river cruise. Get an authentic taste of England with a delicious afternoon tea.

See Oxford’s Famous Landmarks

See some of Oxford’s most famous landmarks, and pass Christ Church Meadows and university colleges.

A Unique Experience

Pass through Iffley Lock and onto serene waters where willows hang over the water and wildlife flourishes.

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An experience you don’t want to miss!


Good to know before you go!

  • This Oxford River Cruise can not be rescheduled.
  • Please arrive at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before departure.
  • Any additional food and drinks are not included in the cruise price.
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How long does the Oxford River cruise last?

The River Cruise in Oxford lasts one hour and 30 minutes. During this river cruise, you’ll see the city of Oxford from a different perspective with beautiful scenery and stunning river landscapes. You will also be able to relax with a spot of traditional British Afternoon tea.

What do Oxford cruises offer?

Oxford cruises offer a wide range of luxury boat trips, boat hires, sightseeing river cruises, public boat trips, and even an afternoon tea or a picnic cruise. There are multiple cruise options when it comes to exploring the charming town of Oxford, we do recommend booking a relaxing sightseeing cruise that also includes afternoon tea. That way you can have a full British experience.

What is the best way to explore Oxford?

If you want to explore Oxford there are multiple interesting and exciting tour options you can book online. Our top recommendations are the Oxford river cruise or the Oxford university walking tour.

What is the most popular riverboat cruise?

If you’re traveling around the UK, you have the opportunity to go sightseeing by a riverboat cruise in a few different cities. There is always London Thames River Cruise. But if you have a chance, we recommend booking a tranquil Oxford River Cruise with a traditional afternoon tea experience.
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Perfect Experience!

I highly recommend this cruise if you’re visiting Oxford! From perfect nature to tasty sweets and finger sandwiches - everything was wonderful. We enjoyed a peaceful cruise and saw Oxford from a new perspective which was very lovely.


Lovely tour

Great experience in Oxford! I had a lovely time driving around the Thames River on a cruise boat. The trees form a picture-perfect scenery and an amazing background for your traditional English Afternoon Tea. We saw the Folly Bridge, Christ Church Meadows, and training rowing crews' punts.


Book Your Oxford River Cruise with an English Afternoon experience Right Away!

  • Taste delicious food during a unique afternoon tea experience.
  • Enjoy a wonderful time on the Thames River while sightseeing Oxford!

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